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to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty rate and we should never accept an econ
arises when a couple married in california or another state moves to state like florida or texas that does not respect their marriage. until we succeed in getting rid of the remaining marriage bans in these states it's clear those governments will not recognize the couple that is married and they will get some but probably not all of the federal benefits they would get if they were living in a state that respected their marriage. at administration has been coming out with guidance on various benefits since the decision came down so we have some answers at this point. it seems pretty clear for immigration purposes, the 70-thre federal government will respect the marriages that were married in any jurisdiction that allows it no matter where the couples live now. federal employees will be able to get spousal health insurance and other benefits if they're legally married in any state regardless where they currently live. same for military spouses. so we have some clarity on some of these issues. the two big ones that are sort out of out standing and waiting for guidance from the admi
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered domesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he was running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs against henry clay from kentucky.
-- 2009 inserted i yield a minute and a half to the gentleman from texas mr. carter. >> he is recognized for 90 seconds. i thank you for bringing forward this bill. i would be willing to bet if you a poll in think household in america and said who do you or your e i.r.s. doctor, doctors with overwhelming ly overwhelmingly be trusted. he i.r.s. would be overwhelmingly distrusted. i don't understand when we laws in this congress restricting the access health care information and bring severe penalties on our care providers for releasing health care these hipaa and laws and they have been around for a while now i would say. we write a bill that turns this, the entire health system's administration over to the one agency that the american people hate american agency.r now, some of the democrats like it because they like to get other people's money and spends it but the rty i the i.r.s. is trusted ed, wasn't before the events that have been described here today. oday they are totally distrusted. in fact they are totally feared of what they can do to the lives of american citize citizens. this
a slizz to $85 a visit. hesselling a pig in a poke. >> joining us from alan,texas, democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm kind of -- i'm a bit frustrated with many of the callers. i believe that we are divided much in due to the fact that many of the public or the pollists are being confused with the changing facts that the quickly-changing facts associated with the economies like the impact of the repeal of glass speegal, the tech in a logical transitions and globalization, all of this is happening so quickly and there's been such an emphasis on reading and math and science that a lot of people are being lost with their civics and economics situation, so it's difficult enough to understand what's going on and how laws are written but then when you add things like there's no pure democracy, anybody who drives on a public road is not a socialist if it's a socialist program or uses the fire department but now we have news or profit, prisons for profit. there's no more regulation on medications and fuel because of these repeals, so it's becoming more and more difficult for
foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation said any congressional republicans who oppose their effort should be replaced. the debate over how to defeat t
boehner. >> former texas congressman rand atl was the keynote speaker the young americans for liberty national convention. we will show you his remarks in their entirety tomorrow here on c-span. in the meantime, here's a preview of the former congressmen's remarks. and --biggest break -- the risk is how sluggish will they get. speaking out can be dangerous. we write laws on purpose. all of politicians want truth. they want us to know everything about government so they write to be strict laws. if you are a whistleblower, we will protect you. yeah, sure. you do that and they charge you with treason. know, theds me of you with an empire of life. the empire, the big government is only held together by lies. these revolutions whether bradley manning or snowden, they have not heard us area they have hurt the bureaucrat. that hurt a politician. they embarrass them. you may we spy on every country in the world? we spy on them? isy probably suspected, but out in the open. they are embarrassed. treasonous to maintaining the faÇade they are wonderful and good and humanitarian. away frankly, th
of attention lately, that is wendy davis in texas. >> yes. >> bill: what is she going to run for? >> she has said she's either going to run for re-election in her state senate seat, and keep in behind texas is so jerr gerrymandering post redistricting. wendy davis holds one of the only swing seats. there are two swing seats in all of texas, and she holds one of them. she's re-elected to a swing seat in a red state, that would be fabulous. she's going to run for re-election there or run for governor. the way she has energized the country is phenomenal. i got to see her speech in d.c. last week, and her personal story is just so compelling. young single mother, put herself through school. made it to harvard law. made it to elected office. this is a woman whose mother has a sixth grade education. she's very much in line for governor seat in texas. so i think she can speak to texans in a way that the republican party simply can't right now. there is so much enthusiasm around her. i want her to make the best decision for her. she's young. she has a bright future. she can done whatever she wants w
afterwards. host: this call is from texas, independent line. caller: you mentioned 1000 feet will the ranch lands have any height restrictions? you say that is the government that will process the privacy issues and if they are the ones breaking the privacy, how will we hold them responsible? -- this isoperation what the faa and other government agencies and all of the private citizens and the public in the states are getting involved with. you may say you will only use these systems for these particular applications. if you use these particular applications, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe manner and you have to follow the law and the rules. presidentguest is the and ceo of the association holding this event in washington, dc this week. jordan, aberdeen, maryland, independent line. what do you think the usedned vehicles will be as far as fire departments and police departments? a lot of the civil applications, these are ideal applications, the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else. this is a tool that allows them to do it better. searc
or a good start. >> host: eric and freeport texas. good morning you are on the washington journal. >> guest: everyday the rich zero leal executives sell 40 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign countries. every day by over a million barrels of crude oil. we don't want to say a word about it. why is it you don't want to talk about energy experts? i think we should approve the pipeline as far as oklahoma so that it's easy to sell to americans and hard to sell to foreigners. we should ban the sale of gasoline be sold. thank you. >> guest: i personally think exports are a good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, too tebeau i want to make sure that for the keystone pipeline perspective that the oil transported from canada to that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is that it goes to as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas to louisiana. there is no doubt the vast majority of not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. but there have been -- we do export diesel because we don't use it like eu
to the gentleman from texas, mr. culberson. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate very much the gentleman from georgia filing this important legislation and i feel my day is not complete. unless we get a chance to cut spending and cut obamacare. obamacare contains more than 20 tax increases and gives the irs unprecedented authority to collect personal health information from more than 300 million americans. obamacare requires all insurance companies to report to the irs the name, address, identification number and type of insurance policy purchased by every customer, along with the determination whether or not the insurance was, quote, government approved. i'm very proud to be a co-author of dr. price's legislation that will prohibit the irs from collecting our personal health care information. the irs has admitted this i've heard from so many stints who are members of patriotic organizations. they stepped up for the first time in their lives to get involved in organizations like the texas tea party, the king street patriots, and for standing up as patriots and trying to do the right things fo
they didn't know who he was. >>> the state lawmaker who filibustered the texas senate for 10 hours to block an antiabortion bill will be at the press club in washington, d.c. randy davis will talk about the political climate in texas and future political plans. see her comments life. warner: eastern on c-span. >>> live at 7:30 the new jersey democratic candidates debate. corey booker faces congressman rush holt and frank pallone and state assembly member, sheila oliver. that is 7:30 on c-span. all this week at 7:00 eastern on c-span2, on core, q&a. charles bold o.w.n. talks about his duties as an astronaut and current duties leading the world's largest space agency. >> i've been pushing for this in the senate that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is big, it is complicated. that word cybersecurity means different things to different people but we need to get this done. as hard as it is for me to say the house has done something right, i'm teasing about that, they're fine, but they have actually passed some of this and i think that we ought to look at what they have done and certai
. we will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the economy. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially save employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not just good for society, they are good for
. the west nile outbreak we were very fortunate to be able to help our colleagues in texas. i think last year there were about five or 6,000 cases of west nile. about one-third of them actually occurred -- anybody from dallas? no takers. lucky for you. about one-third of the cases occurred in dallas. we were able to use the public health preparedness resources to help them with mosquito spray in the basement efforts. so an example there, same thing you've already heard about the boston marathon and how we in conjunction with our partners in the hospital preparedness program were able to get the community ready for that bombing and other such events. i could go along with c ante and influenza. but just examples that this isn't abstract. this is what is going on in your communities every day to make sure that you are protected from public health threats. this is to give you a reality of the situation of what happened to the public health funding within your state and local health departments over the last decade. and going off of your comment, i would like to have platinum level hold for all am
, if all goes well, the great stennis -- senator wendy davis of texas will think about running for governor. [applause] if we want to see a woman in the white house, which we do, we also need to see and support women running in governorships. these are executive leader positions and in the united states, 24 states have not ever come in their history, elected a woman governor. they are not alone. we have to do this so this is another piece of the puzzle. once you see it, you get it. it is not an issue anymore. we've got to keep on pushing state-by-state and i truly believe that once we break the glass ceiling for the white house, it will open up so many doors for so many women across the country in governors and mayors races and city council and you name it. that is why it is so important. >> senator mccaskill, your mother was an elected official. is she why you ran? a simple way of putting it -- i certainly thank my mother to father gave me permission be bossy and opinionated. [laughter] my dad reassured me that even though no one really wanted to date me in college, it would get better. [l
tests in houston, texas, after spells of disorientation and weakness. the attorney general of delaware has been the attorney general since 2006. beau had a mild stroke in 2010 and surgery to correct two brain aneurysms in 1988. the vice president is in texas with his son. >> send him the best. beau biden one of the nicest guys around. send him the very best. >> "new york post" city officials announcing the latest gun bust in new york history. police arrested 19 people and uncovered 254 firearms. the nypd operation tore apart two smuggling rings from south carolina. some of the weapons pulled in as much as $160,000. >> this was like one of the largest gun busts i think in new york history. >> and "the new york times" the federal reserve says some major banks are coming up short during stress testing. aimed at insuring whether they can weather another financial crisis. the report indicates some banks are making the same mistakes they made during the recent economic crisis. and jeffrey sachs, i have to call you in here, there is no way that if a couple of these banks hit rough times, the
of killing his wife and then posting a grisly photo of her body on facebook. >>> plus, the latest from texas where two lawyers assisting accused ft. hood shooter nadal hasan have not shown up in court. we'll explain why. as always u you can join our conversation on twitter. you can find us @newsnation. i'm the next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i earn quarterly bonuses. when people look at me, i hope they see someone working their way up. vo: opportunity, that's the real walmart. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with new friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> two of the defense
presidential candidates rick santorum and noted spiritual adviser donald trump. but it was texas senator ted cruz who raised the roof with the biggest applause line of the day. >> there was no more important regulatory reform that we can do than to repeal every single word of obama. [ cheering ] and that reaction right there shows -- >> john: because those evangelicals know the one thing jesus was known for is taking away affordable healthcare for the poor. it is red meat for the crowds but the president wasn't the only target. both cruz and santorum took swipes at mitt romney's failed 2012 campaign while others wrung their hands over the g.o.p.'s shaky future. if recent history is our guide, they could have ample reason to fear. dan balz is chief correspondent at the "washington post," also the author of the highly praised essential new book "collision 2012", obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. he joins us now from washington, d.c. dan, what a pleasure. thank you so much for being here on "viewpoint." >> john, thank you. >> john: congratulations to all of the acclaim
moments to do what was best for this country. that's when we saw to quote former texas congresswoman barbara jordan, an america as good as its promise. our country has always been a place of promise. my slovenian grandfather worked 1500 feet under the ground in the mines in minnesota. he never graduated from high school. he saved money in a coffee can to send my dad to college. my dad went on to get a degree from a community college in northern minnesota and went to the university of minnesota at got his journalism degree. he went from that mining town to interview everyone from mike ditka to ronald reagan, to ginger rogers. my mom taught 2nd grade until she was 70 years old. and today i stand before you as the grand daughter of an iron ore miner and the daughter of a newspaper man and the teacher and the first woman elected to the united states senate from the state of minnesota. that's america. my parents and grandparents instilled in me the midwestern values, the same values that you pass on to your children -- family and faith, humility and hardwork. and they taught me to live wi
that is riddled with credits, loopholes, game playing. a friend of mine, kevin brady, is a member from texas that sits on a committee. the tax code of the united states is four times the size of a bible with none of the good news. pretty good summary. >> it is. in your opinion, if a presidential candidate made that a major point, would it carry any weight? >> yeah, i think it would. i think nobody ever thinks the tax system is fair. that is always an issue that resonates with america. let's be real -- taxes are one of the reasons we do put -- we declared our independence in the first place. we did not like the way was done, we thought we should have a direct say, which we did not. . think it is a major effort i think you are going to see it more, particularly if commerce cannot act in the next couple of years and this divided situation. i suspect whoever is running for president will make it a major issue. the last time we had really important tax stuff, ronald reagan was president. he ran on what was back then camp ross, which was lowering the rates, and then he carried another part of it o
're going to have a lot of women, hopefully, if all goes well, the great state senator wendy davis of texas will think about running for governor of texas. but if we want to see a woman in the white house, which we do, we also need to see and support women running in governorships. these are executive leader positions and in the united states, 24 states have not ever in their history elected a woman governor. they're not alone. we have to do this, this is another piece of the puzzle. as the senator says, once you see it, you get it. it's not an issue anymore. but we've got to keep pushing state-by-state. once we break that biggest and final glass ceiling towards the white house, it's going to open up so many doors across the country, governor's mayor -- governors' races, mayors' races, others. >> senator mccaskill, is she why you ran? >> i think that a simple way of putting it, i think both my mother and father gave me permission to be bossy and opinionated. my dad reassured me that even though no one wanted to date me in college, it would get better. i can't even believe that's true. >> bo
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and state than libertarians tend to prefer. when ted cruz was a government lawyer in texas he defended having the ten commandments on the grounds of the texas state capitol. ted cruz is quite socially conservative. gay marriage, ted cruz is against that. libertarians believe the state shouldn't be involved in telling people who they can and can't marry. ted cruz's views on foreign intervention are a little bit more in line with the traditional republican line than libertarians would prefer. >> al hunt, bring you in here. it's fascinating what's happening within the republican party. and it seems to me that rand paul does have -- again, i'm a little biased here and i've said i voted for ron paul in 2012, but it does seem that rand paul does make a good point if you want to attract younger voters, certainly at least supporting an influx of this libertarian wing of the gop would be a good way to do that. what's your take? >> well, joe, i think you're right but also, it causes great dilemmas as i'm sure molly can attest, are you going to weed out the evangelical part of the party that beli
credibility with segregationists through his years in texas. sort of like only nixon can go to china thing. i wonder how much truth to lbj taking over in '63, there wouldn't be a civil rights act in '64? >> the assassination, that shocked the country so deeply, and gave, as robert carrow says in his latest lbj book, it gave impetus to the johnson administration. then in the next 12 weeks or 16 weeks, an incredible array of legislation passed on that wave of national shock, of which this was a major component. but there were also -- bob can tell us -- one major piece of legislation after another johnson was able to get through, riding the wave of national sympathy. >> walter, how do you assess the legacies of kennedy and johnson when it comes to civil rights? >> i think the thing we're missing is the fact there was a violent reaction in the south after the march on washington. i mean, we saw violence, we saw the bombing in birmingham. so, the south exploded after the '63 march. and i think -- you think, i think lyndon johnson when he became president, i think he had two enormous burdens. one w
we're talking about. so it is not how you collect it, it is what happens after. host: 8 from texas. independent line. -- dave. caller: you mentioned 1,000 feet and a low for the ranch land. any type of height restriction over residential or will they be able to fly to feet above the roof of your house? you say about the privacy issues, that is the government that has gone to process privacy issues. if they are the ones pricking privacy, how will we hold them responsible? guest: again, and the operation any operation and all of the private citizens are getting involved with. you may say we will of the use these systems for these particular applications or if you are going to use them, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe matter and all local walls of the rules. that is what they're there for. host: our guest is michael toscano. our next guest is jordan in maryland. caller: what do you think the unmanned vehicles are used as far as the fire department, police department and other local government? guest: again, a lot of the civil applications are ideal. the men
. >> the western district of texas in february the public defender's office faced a 9% pay cut. in march the office was notified it had to cut an additional 14%. the result? case delays, layoffs for a third of the defenders and a 10% salary reduction on top. meanwhile, the number of cases isn't letting up. it's projected to top 13,000 this year. >> and you see sort of multiple layers of injustice, where people are funneled into a system because they don't have economic opportunities. then once they're in the system they don't have adequate defense because there is insufficient spending for the public defenders that would provide them with adequate defense in that system. >> reporter: the real impact on the ground isn't shared either. it's black defendants who overwhelmingly are denied the equal representation they're required to receive under law. black defendants comprise just 19% of clients who can afford to hire their own if sequester is the new normal this new imbalance could ultimately prove unconstitutional. >> joshua du bois, former head of the white house office, author of a recent "newswee
in their houses. so that's a one problem. at love jobs being created are in that texas to canadian border energy strip. and so takes time for workers to find their way out there. so that's not happening. and the job, the new jobs in housing are not coming back as quite as fast as we hoped because actually, builders are having trouble putting their building teams back together again because people took other jobs when they could. tracy: right. >> so there are a lot of impediments including the usual ones. applicants don't know how to address. they have a bad attitude. tracy: yes. >> and there's that. tracy: there's that. -@that s something we have to work on in our educational sill. bill, always gadd to see you. we'll see you next month, sir. >> thank you, good to see you. ashley: good points there. airline stocks by the way getting crushed on d.c.'s move to block the american-us airways merger we'll have the very latest next. tracy: plus jcpenney shares under pressure amid the boardroom shake-up. brian nagel says bill ackman's exit could actually leave a dark cloud over the company. he is here
, it is what happens after. host: 8 from texas. independent line. -- dave. caller: you mentioned 1,000 feet and a low for the ranch land. any type of height restriction over residential or will they be able to fly to feet above the roof of your house? you say about the privacy issues, that is the government that has gone to process privacy issues. if they are the ones pricking privacy, how will we hold them responsible? guest: again, and the operation any operation and all of the private citizens are getting involved with. you may say we will of the use these systems for these particular applications or if you are going to use them, this is how you have to do it. you have to do it in a safe matter and all local walls of the rules. that is what they're there for. host: our guest is michael toscano. our next guest is jordan in maryland. caller: what do you think the unmanned vehicles are used as far as the fire department, police department and other local government? guest: again, a lot of the civil applications are ideal. the men and women are trained to do their job better than anyone else
, texas? aldean is houston's poor cousin. scrubby country, about as poor as union city, latino, african-american, spattering of white folks, and with half as much money union city spends on its kids, they are doing well, narrowing the achievement gap, and what are they doing? very much the same kinds of things union city is, and what is that? start with preschool, work up the curriculum. if there's a lot of kids from other countries, you better have a good bilingual program, a rich bilingual program that pays attention to language fluency and how they do in academic subjects. today it's bilingual, tomorrow english only, that happens in so many districts, especially in california. there's esl classes, day one. here kids transition slowly. this school district knows what educators know. that is it's really important to get a grounding in your home language before learning the second language. really important to hold on to that home language because being bilingual in the society is a huge advantage. a lot of the kids in union city come from homes where there are not a lot of books around
. maggie from lewisville, texas, says you always seem so put together. but do you do a lot of cooking? if so, what's your specialty? >> i love to cook for my kids. i would love to cook every day. it's not realistic for me just because i'm working. michael: what's one signature -- i where the kids go mommy, we've got to have this. nicole: we are gluten-free but i believe you don't have to eat little foods be gluten-free because i like real food. i make a great gluten-free pasta, pancakes. michael: when are we coming over to eat? nicole: well. michael: i got kicked out of the league. now you don't even feed me. i've got to work on your family. i really do. nicole: you're gone. you're in new york. and we miss you. michael: i'll fly back just for your cooking. nicole: sherry from providence. my dad is a faithful viewer of the show. i believe his has bit of a man crush on michael but constantly gets his name wrong. he calls him michael stainrod. [laughter] [applause] michael: you know what, sherry? nicole: i say the same thing, weirdly. michael: as long as he calls me, i'm happy. all right
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